Skyrme family and one-name study website Guild of One Name Studies :: One-Name Study Reg. No. 6232

Sources of research. This page gives an overview of the many sources - both public and private - that have been used. The categories below are roughly in order of frequency of Skyrme mentions. Please note (1) it is not a comprehensive listing; (2) external links open in a new window or tab. Go to Links for some general genealogical links and also specific Skyrme links.

BMD (Births, Marriages and Deaths)

As well as official registration records, parish records in England and Wales cover baptisms, marriages and burials.


Census records often help identify individuals family relationships. Again genealogy sites such as Ancestry, FindMyPast (FMP) have been the main source/ The name Skyrme, though, is subject to major enumerator or transcription errors (Skryne, Ikyrne etc.), that sometimes all images for a village have been viewed one by one

Wills & Probate

Ancestry has a fairly complete list of probate indexes for England. Images of some individual wills have been found online, while some original ones have been viewed and photographed at record offices.

Travel & Immigration

More passenger arrival records, ships manifests and immigration records are appearing online. As well as Ancestry and FMP sources have included:


With growing interest as the centenary of World War 1 (1914-18) is upon us, more enlistment records are now online. Ancestry, for example, has medal rolls, while FMP has enlistment records. Military records accessed include:


Occupational records consulted and filed include:


The last few years have seen a big growth in the number of newspapers online, including:


I am grateful to over 100 individuals who since the age of the internet (the luanch of this website) have emailed individual snippets, family stories, family trees and even photos. As various parts of the Skyrm(e) story is written up, their contributions will be included and individually acknowledged.

In particular I would like to thank Ian Skyrm of Tenbury Wells, my predecessor of the Skyrm(e) One-Name Study registration for sharing his years of research work, which will be merged with mine to provide a comprehensive record into the Skyrme family name, individuals and families from Herefordshire, Pembrokeshire and other locations world-wide.


References to individual books are cited in the various publications. Particular mention should be made of:


Some other sources that have proved useful: